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Working to reduce brain injury in newborns. By Children's National Health System. Eureka Alert - November 10, 2017.
Large-scale study to bring precision medicine to traumatic brain injury treatment. By Angus Lee. Fierce Biotech - November 8, 2017.
Mental Health and Head Injuries: Are We Asking the Right Questions? By Tori Rodriguez. Neurology Advisor - October 31, 2017.
NFL-Funded Study Identifies Football Positions Most at Risk of Brain Injury. By Yasmin Tayag. Inverse - October 31, 2017.
Training the Brain. By Cindy Folfack. The Mercury - October 30, 2017.
Army funding development of device to quickly assess traumatic brain injury on the battlefield. By Kathleen Curthoys. Air Force Times - October 29, 2017.
Concussion Laws Are Working, But Young Athletes Are Still At Risk. By Anna Almendrala. Huffington Post - October 20, 2017.
The Music That Got Me Through the Hard Times After Traumatic Brain Injury. By Nikki Stang. The Mighty - October 16, 2017.
Back on track: 15 years after a brain injury and fighting the mental health issues it caused, Spokane man is ready to help others. By Rachel Alexandar. The Spokesman Review - October 9, 2017.
This is what a brain injury feels like. By Elizabeth Lopatto. The Guardian - October 5, 2017.
New insights into how sleep helps the brain to reorganize itself. By University of Surrey. Science Daily - October 2, 2017.
Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggest. By Diana Kwon. Scientific American - October 2, 2017.
Transcranial electrical stimulation shows promise for treating mild traumatic brain injury. By University of California - San Diego. Science Daily - September 29, 2017.
How I Learned to Stop Judging Myself After My Traumatic Brain Injury. By Nikki Stang. The Mighty - September 27, 2017.
'What's It Going to Take To Get Help?': Child With Brain Injury Shuffled Through 5 Schools in 5 Years. By Shannon Martin. CBS News - Sepember 27, 2017.
What I Learned About Concussions By Having One. By Elizabeth Lopatto. The Verge - September 27, 2017.
20% of Teens Report Having Had a Concussion. By Alexandra Siffelin. Time - September 26, 2017.
Man Partly Wakes From 15-Year Vegetative State - What It Means. By Karen Weintraub. National Geographic - September 25, 2017.
Veteran With Traumatic Brain Injury Trains for the Army Ten Miler. By Peggy Fox. WUSA - Sepember 25, 2017.
Brain Stimulation Partly Awakens Patient After 15 Years in Vegetative State. By Sharon Begley. Scientific American - September 25, 2017.
PERSPECTIVE: State Cuts will Mean Ballooning Costs; People with Traumatic Brain Injury Left Without Services. By Julie Peters.CT By The Numbers - September 23, 2017.
Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence. By Benedict Carey. The New York Times - Sepember 22, 2017.
The Future of Detecting Brain Damage in Football. By Patrick Hruby. The Atlantic - Sepember 21, 2017.
Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs of CTE, Says Lawyer. By Richard Gonzalez. NPR - September 21, 2017.
Playing Tackle Football Before 12 is Tied to Brain Problems Later. By Ken Belson. The New York Times - September 19, 2017.
Girl Soccer Players 400% More Likely to Return to Play After Concussion. By Anthony Kontos. Healio - September 18, 2017.
BYU, USU Scientists Say Fluids Study Could Aid Traumatic Brain Injury Research. By Ben Lockhart. Desert News - September 17, 2017.
What Concussion Study Revealed About Head Impacts At Youth Football Practices. By Andrew Carter. The News & Observer - September 15, 2017.
College Students May Suffer Permanent Brain Damage From Binge Dinking, Study Says. By Dana Dovey. Newsweek - September 14, 2017.
A Short Bike Ride Put Him On A Long Road to Recovery. By Katherine Arcement. The Washington Post - September 9, 2017.
Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football: What We Know We Don't Know. By Rebecca Boyle. Inside Science - September 8, 2017.
After a Brain Injury Ruined His Memory, Student Beats the Odds, Returns to Class. By Meghan Holohan. Today - September 8, 2017.
Military Struggling with Traumatic Brain Injury Fallout. By Leo Doran. Inside Sources - September 8, 2017.
Science Says: How Repeated Blows Affect Brain Injury. By Lindsey Tanner. US News & World Report - September 7, 2017.
Concussions in Women: Rates, Symptoms and Recovery Are Different Than Men. By UCLA, Health Sciences. Science Daily - September 6, 2017.
Spreading Depolarizations Trigger Early Brain Injury After Subarachnoid Hemmorhage. By Cindy Staff. Medical Express - September 6, 2017.
Opinion: Make Pot Legal for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. By Thomas James Brennan. The New York Times - September 1, 2017.
ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed By Brain Trauma on Field. By John Branch. The New York Times - August 30, 2017.
'Brain Glue' Repairs Traumatic Brain Injuries. By University of Georgia. Medical Express - August 29, 2017.
Letter: Another Way Budget Cuts Are Cruel. By Sarah Raskin. Hartford Courant - August 24, 2017.
Head Injury in High School Football May Be More Complicated Than We Thought. By Sameer Deshpande, Raiden Hasegawa, Christina Master, Amanda Rabinowitz, Dylan Small. Scientific American - August 24, 2017.
Brain Injury and the Civil Rights We Don't Think About. By Joseph Fins. The New York Times - August 24, 2017.
Smartphone Apps - Memory Aids for People with Brain Injury. By Monash University. Medical Express - August, 21, 2017.
How to Protect Your Kids From Head Injury While Playing Sports. By Kristen Hewitt. Huffington Post - August 21, 2017.
From Traumatic Brain Injury to a PhD and Then Harvard - Some Life Lessons Learned. By Jonathan Doll. Huffington Post - August 19, 2017.
Parents Link Concussions with Football, But Ignore Other Contact Sports: Survey. By ABC News - August 18, 2017.
Brain May Be More Flexible Than Thought. By Greta Friar. Harvard Gazette - August 17, 2017.
Mild Brain Injury Can Cause Bead Like Swellings in Brain Cells. By Meenakshi Prabhune. Science News for Students - August 16, 2017.
Key Factors Distinguish Transient Post-Stroke Symptoms. By Nancy Melville. Medscape - August 15, 2017.
Five Years After a Wreck Claimed One Son & Injured Another's Brain, Roanoke County Family Endures. By Luanne Rife. The Roanoke Times - August 14, 2017.
'Art Helped Me Tell My Story': Brain Injury Survivors Share Self-Portraits. By Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network. The Guardian - August 14, 2017.
How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field. By Linda Flanagan. The Atlantic - August 14, 2017.
Brain Injury in Kids Might Lead to Alcohol Abuse. By Frontiers. Science Daily - August 14, 2017.
Brain Mapping Uncovers Neuronal Differences. By Ana Sandoui. Medical News Today - August 11, 2017.
Making a Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell. By Patrick Caughill. Futurism - August 10, 2017.
Debunking Neuromyths: Eight Common Brain Myths Set Straight. By Christopher Bergland. Psychology Today - August 10, 2017.
Cleveland Clinic Looking at Bio-Markers in Blood as Potential Indicators of Long-Term Brain Damage.By Brett Okamoto. ESPN - August 10, 2017.
Stroke Risk Declining In Men But Now Women. By Nicholas Bakalar. The New York Times - August 9, 2017.
Column: Is the risk of brain injury too high a price for football? By Randy Blaser. Chicago Tribune - August 9, 2017.
Concussions & CTE: More Complicated Than Even the Experts Know. By Russell Bauer & Michael Jaffee. Observer - August 4, 2017.
Concussions Affecting Young Teens, Pre-Teens at Higher Rate Than Anyone Else, Study Says. By Jen Browning & Sophie Scott. By ABC News - August 4, 2017.
After a Head Injury A Woman Asks 'Where Was I When I Wasn't Here?' By Patricia Schultheis. The Baltimore Sun - August 4, 2017.
Striking Evidence Linking Football to Brain Disease Sparks Calls for More Research. By Mo Costandi. Scientific American - August 3, 2017.
Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas. US News & World Report - August 3, 2017.
What to Look for After a Potential Concussion. By Staff, KXTV. ABC10 Connect - August 3, 2017.
Unbluckled in the Back Seat? You'll Become a Human Crash Missile. By Sophia Tulp. USA Today - August 3, 2017.
Not Buckling Up in the Backseat Can Endanger You & Others, Report Says. By Miguel Almageur. Today - August 3, 2017.
Eye Movements May Be Key in Identifying Brain Injury, Concussion. By Amy Zellmer. HuffPost - August 2, 2017.
After a Nearly Fatal Brain Injury, One Athlete's Redemption With an Ironman. By McGee Nall. Runner's World - August 1, 2017.
This is What it Feels Like to LIve with an Invisible Disability. By Victoria Sanusi & Laura Gallant. BuzzFeed News - July 31, 2017.
Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise for management of traumatic brain injury. By Northwell Health. Science Daily - July 28, 2017.
Understanding Brain Injury, One Question At a Time. By Lauren Mandel. HuffPost - July 27, 2017.
Understanding Visual Dysnfunction Following a Traumatic Brain Injury. By William Padula. July 17, 2017.
There's a Long Way to Go in Understanding the Brain. By Tom Siegfried. Science News - July 25, 2017.
NFL, NIH End Partnership For Concussion Research With $16M Unspent. By Laurel Wamsley. NPR - July 29, 2017.
CTE Found in 99% of Studied Brains From Deceased NFL Players. By Daniella Emanuel. CNN - July 25, 2017.
Female Athletes Are Closing the Gender Gap When It Comes to Concussions. By Jon Hamilton. NPR - July 24, 2017.
Did Oxygen Therapy Really 'Reverse' Child's Brain Damage? Experts Are Skeptical. By Rachel Rettner. Live Science - July 21, 2017.
Finding Signs of Life When It Matters Most. By Sue McGreevey. Harvard Gazette - July 20, 2017.
Patient Receives 3D Printed Skull After Traumatic Brain Injury. By Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Science Daily - July 20, 2017.
Brains Are More Plastic Than We Thought. By McGill University. Science Daily - July 19, 2017.
Mild Brain Injury Leaves Lasting Scar. By Daisy Yuhas. Scientific American - July 16, 2017.
Paramedics Share the Way They Test the Safety of a Child's Car Seat. By Jess Wisloski. Today - July 15, 2017.
Many Parents in the Dark About Concussions, Research Shows. By University of Texa at Arlington. Science Daily - July 13, 2017.
Pinpointing the Brain's Motivation Switch. By Leslie Nemo. Scientific American - July 13, 2017.
Concussion is a Concern for Para-Athletes Too. By Will Boggs. Reuters - July 13, 2017.
Sidney Crosby Says He Was Too Focused on Playoffs to Hear Concussion Discussion. By Associated Press. ESPN - July 13, 2017.
What Do High School Principals Know About Concussion? By American Academy of Neurology - July 12, 2017.
Detecting Long-Term Concussion in Athletes. By McGill University. Science Daily - July 12, 2017.
Inflammatory Bio-Markers Indicating Brain Injury Identified. By University of Birmingham. Technology Networks - July 11, 2017.
A Blow to the Header. By National Geographic Explorer - Season 10, Episode 17.
Memory Enhancing Drug Reverses Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice. By Ryan Cross. Science AAAS - July 10, 2017.
New Bio-Markers May Lead to Sports Pitch-Side Test for Brain Injury. By University of Birmingham. Science Daily - July 10, 2017.
TBI in Middle Age May Raise Dementia Risk. By Honor Whiteman. Medical News Today - July 6, 2017
Traumatic brain injury associated with dementia in working-age adults. By University of Helsinki. Science Daily - July 5, 2017.
Pro Players Speak Out About the 'Absurditiy' of the Concussion Protocol in Women's Soccer. By Rachele Breton. Excelle Sports - July 5, 2017.
Colored Glasses May Provide Light Sensitivity Relief Post-Concussion. By University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. Science Daily - July 5, 2017.
Why Does it Seem Like Nobody Cares About Female Concussions? By Peter Keating. ESPN W. - July 5, 2017.
TBI Tied to Severe Long-Term Headaches in TBI. By Deborah Brauser. Medscape - July 4, 2017.
Study of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries. By A.J. Lagoe and Danielle Leigh. Kare 11, NBC - July 3, 2017.
What the Brain's Wiring Looks Like. By Fergus Walsh. BBC News - July 3, 2017.
Wide Variation in ED Management of TBI. By Pauline Anderson. Medscape - June 27, 2017.
Three Ways Neuroscience Can Advance the Concussion Debate. By Cell Press. Science Daily - June 21, 2017.
How an 11-Year Olds Brain Injury Rattled a Football Family. By Daniel Duane. Men's Journal.
Untreated Traumatic Brain Injury Keeps Youth in Juvenile Justice System. By Tanya Renn and Christopher Vee. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange - June 26, 2017.
Understanding Aphasia After Brain Injury. By Amy Zellmer. Huffpost - June 22, 2017.
Study Shows Neurological Mechanism in Concussions. By Ana Sandoiu. Medical News Today - June 12, 2017.
First two claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million. By Associated Press. ESPN - June 15, 2017.
Concussion in children is little understood and requires more research, experts say. By Nick Grimm. ABC News - June 1, 2017.
New Helmet Technology Isn't a Cure-All for Football's Concussion Issues. By Ryan Mayer. CBS New York - May 23, 2017.
Racing's Inherent Brain Injury Risk. By Max Prince. Road & Track - June 11, 2017.
Brain Injury Knowledge is Exploding, expert tells MU. By Bishop Nash. The Herald-Dispatch - June 10, 2017.
Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls. By Maureen Salamon. U.S. News & World Report - June 9, 2017.
Why High School Girls Have More Risk for Concussion Than Boys. By Brain & Spine Team. Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials - June 7, 2017.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? By Travis Wearne. Medical Express - june 6, 2017.
Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression. By Madeline Kennedy. Reuters - June 7, 2017.
Wounded Troops Discharged for Misconduct Often Had PTSD or TBI. By Dave Philipps. The New York Times - May 16, 2017.
A Football Coach's Struggle with CTE - And a Guilty Conscience. By Bill Pennington. The New York Times - May 26, 2017.
The consequence of spatial visual processing dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). By William V. Padula, Jose E. Capo-Aponte, William V. Padula, Eric L. Singman & Jonathan Jenness. Brain Injury - April 25, 2017.
Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing. By Jon Hamilton. NPR - April 20, 2017.
Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injuries. By Deborah Brauser. Medscape - May 25, 2017.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience & American College of Radiology Launch First of Its Kind Imaging Library for Traumatic Brain Injury. Cohen Veterans Bioscience - May 25, 2017.
Study finds need for educating older adults on outdoor fall prevention. By New York University. Medical Press - May 19, 2017.
New Advice to Move More After a Concussion. By Gretchen Reynolds. The New York Times - May 17, 2017.
Big Ben is Proud That He Took a Stand with Head Injuries. By Brian DeArdo. 24/7 Sports - May 22, 2017.
Family of N.C. football player who died after head injury sues school system, athletic staff. By Tim Whelan. USA Today High School Sports - May 23, 2017.
Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage. By Jon Hamilton. NPR - May 21, 2017.
Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with TBI. Center for Brain Health. Science News - May 23, 2017.
Practice Guidelines: Body Cooling May Prevent Brain Injury After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. By Linda Peckel. Neurology Advisor - May 23, 2017.
Board Games Are Helping My Wife Recover From Her Traumatic Brain Injury. By Jeffrey Spenner. Kotaku - May 10, 2017.
Rutgers Researcheers Discover New Use for Old Drug in Traumatic Brain Injury. By Lilo Stainton. NJ Spotlight - May 9, 2017.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: One Woman's Journey to Recovery. By Arriennee LaBeau. ABC 13 News Now - May 13, 2017.
The Best TBI Blogs of the Year. By Valencia Higuera. Healthline - April 17, 2017.
Gauging 5-year Outcomes after Concussive Blast Traumatic Brain Injury. By the JAMA Network Journals. Science Daily - May 1, 2017.
What Educators Need to Know About Concussions. By Brian Stack. MultiBriefs - May 8, 2017.
Spit Test May Reveal the Severity of a Child's Concussion. By Jon Hamilton. NPF - May 4, 2017.
"Concussions are Scary": D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum Describes Recent Head Injury. By Steven Goff. The Washington Post - April 29, 2017.
Boston VA Office Incorrectly Processed 1 in 6 Cases Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: 'An Absolute Travesty'. By Jack Encarnacao. Boston Herald - April 30, 2017.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Cognitive Impairment. By Bruce Stern. National Law Review - April 27, 2017.
Four Junior Hockey Players Diagnosed with CTE, Researcher Says. By Rick Westhead. TSN - April 21, 2017.
Concussion Expert on Youth Football Study: Extent of Child Brain Injuries 'Took My Breath Away'. By Jesse Reed. Sportsnaut - April 20, 2017.
More Teen Knowledge About Concussion May Not Increase Reporting. By Carolyn Crist. Reuters - April 21, 2017.
Treating Sports Related Concussions Using Telemedicine. By the Mayo Clinic. Science Daily - April 20, 2017.
Waco VA Opens New Facility to Study Brain Injuries. By Mike Copeland. Waco Tribune-Herald - April 20, 2017.
Circadian Body Temp May Hold Clues to Consciousness Levels in Brain Injury Patients. By Traci Pederson. PsychCentral - April 24, 2017.
How Many Parents Hold Their Kids Back From Sports Due to Concussion Risk? By Mary Brophy Marcus. CBS News - April 12, 2017.
Dispelling Common Myths After Traumatic Brain Injury. By New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Lohud, The Journal News - March 22, 2017.
A Day in the Life of A Brain Injury. By Suzanne Stuart. National Pain Report - April 12, 2017.
Do U.S. Troops Risk Brain Injury When They Fire Heavy Weapons? By John Hamilton. NPR - April 5, 2017.
A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury. By Nathan Hurst. The Smithsonian - March 30, 2017.
How a Protein Called 'NFL' Could Help the NFL with Brain Injuries. By Des Beiler. The Washington Post - March 27, 2017.
Which Kids Will Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury? By American Academy of Neurology. Science Daily - March 15, 2017.
Score Says if Child's Head Injury Warrants Time in the ICU. By Julia Evangelou-Strait. Futurity - February 20, 2017.
"You Look Great" - Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury. By Amy Zellmer. The Good Men Project - February 16, 2017.
Study Tracks Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury. By Ralph Fox. Washington Top News - February 13, 2017.
What Are The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children? By Ana Sandoui. Medical News Today - February 11, 2017.
I Survived a Traumatic Brain Injury - and Discovered a New Kind of Normal. By Andrea Park. Glamour - February 8, 2017.
If Only the Rest of America Got Concussion Care Like NFL Players. By Anna Almendrala. HuffPost Lifestyle - February 6, 2017.
UGA Study: Concussion May Affect Your Driving Even After Symptoms Disappear. By Kristen Morales. Athens Banner Herald - February 6, 2017.
Could Concussions Be Diagnosed With a Simple Blood Test? By Alex Frandsen. Boston Globe - February 6, 2017.
College Students Take More Time to Recover From Concussion, Study Shows. By News-Medical Life Sciences - February 6, 2017.
'Helper Cells' Can Turn Toxic in Brain Injury & Diseases. By Catharine Paddock. Medical News Today - February 6, 2017.
NFL Game Changer: Scientists tackle concussions head on. By Alexandara Ossola. CNBC - February 3, 2017.
Concussion foundation received nearly 650 new brain donations in 2016. By Hunter Atkins. Houston Chronicle - February 2, 2017.
Soccer Ball Heading May Cause Concussions. By Nicholas Bakalar. NY Times - February 2, 2017.
Not Safe for Children? Football's Leaders Make Drastic Changes to Youth Game. By Ken Belson. NY Times - January 31, 2017.
New Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury. By Sarah Cohen, MD. Medscape - January 25, 2017.
Seeing Double? Brain Injury Could Be The Cause? By Myron J. Goodman and Sidney R. Hinds III. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & TBI - January 26, 2017.
Naval Research Seeks to Tackle Traumatic Brain Injury. By Shawn Snow. Military Times - January 13, 2017.
7 Year NFL Veteran Domonique Foxworth Saw 'Concussion' and It Made Him Question Everything. By Domonique Foxworth. USA Today Sports - January 5, 2016.
Bo Jackson Comments on Concussions, CTE, Cam Newton, and More. By Mike Chairi. Bleacher Report - January 17, 2017.
NFL Player's Concussion PSA: Be Man Enough to Admit When You're Hurt. By the Editors of GQ. GQ - January 10, 2017.
Recovery of Cognitive Function and Sleep-Wake Cycles Linked After Traumatic Brain Injury. By Deborah Brauser. Medscape - January 4, 2017.
Traumatic Brain Injury & Blood Pressure - A Paradigm Shift. By Sue Hughes. Medscape Medical News - Neurology, December 28, 2016.
As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain. By John Hamilton. NPR, December 21, 2016.
Rest May Not Be Best after Concussion. By Susan Scutti. CNN, December 20, 2016.
People with Brain Injuries More Likely to Go To Prison. By Ronnie Cohen. Huffington Post, December 9, 2016.
CDC Heads Up vs. Football Heads Up. By Ryan Basen. MedPage Today. December 8, 2016.
Depression in soldiers linked to brain disruption from injury. Radiological Society of North America. Public Release: November 29, 2016
What Happened When a Prison Brought in a Brain Injury Specialist. By Nick Keppler. VICE Media LLC. November 24, 2016
Depression Symptoms Can Increase with Concussion. Myron J. Goodman. DCoE Public Affairs. October 31, 2016
Brain Changes Seen in Youth Football Players without Concussion. The Radiological Society of North America. RNA Press Release. October 24, 2016
Former players of more than 100 college football teams are diagnosed with CTE. Jennifer Smith. DailyMail.COM. 19 October 2016
A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact. Gretchen Reynolds. New York Times. Oct. 5, 2016
Technology that resets brain's frequencies in concussion cases shows promise, Wake Forest Baptist researchers say. Fran Daniel. Winston-Salem Journal. October 9, 2016
Work after Brain Injury: Helping Employees Get Ahead. Suzanne Trask. Occupational Health, Return to Work and Rehabilitation. Oct 2, 2016
Playing With A Concussion Doubles Recovery Time. Rachel Rabkin Peachman. New York Times. August 29, 2016
Breakthrough in blast-related brain injures reveals microscopic scarring, Military Times, June 25, 2016
Children, youth take longer to fully recover from concussion: York U study,York University, May 16, 2016
Facing it Head On? What Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Feels Like? By Joe Schute and Charlotte Lytton. The Telegraph - May 9, 2016.
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